Monday, August 25, 2014

Review -- Maybelline Face Studio Master Hi-Light Hi-Lighting Blush & Bronzer

There are times when I'm kind of in a rush to put my makeup on -- I love my sleep so sometimes I may hit the snooze button once or twice and wind up screwing myself out of precious makeup time.

On days like that, it always helps to have products that do double duty so you can eliminate a step in your routine.

If you're a fan of highlighting, the Maybelline Face Studio Master Hi-Light Hi-Lighting Blushes and Bronzers are those type of product.

These are mosaic powders that features multiple shimmery shades that deliver a pretty sheen along with pretty color.

I purchased two of the blushes in Pink Rose and Nude and one of the bronzers in Light Bronze.

Maybelline Master Hi-Light Hi-Lighting Blushes & Bronzers (from l. to r.):  Nude, Light Bronze, Pink Rose
Pink Rose is a pretty classic rose pink.

Nude is kind of a tawny shade with some pink undertones.

Light Bronze is exactly as it sounds -- a light bronze-y shade that works well for fair to light skin tones.

(FYI -- Nude and Light Bronze are fairly similar. Light Bronze is tad darker and more bronze, but they're pretty close so you may not necessarily need both.)

From l. to r.: Light Bronze, Nude, Pink Rose
These blushes and bronzers are all nicely pigmented and have decent staying power -- the thing to keep in mind is that, because they're designed to function as highlighters in addition to blush or bronzer, they are super shimmery.  The effect can be very pretty, but if you've got large pores or fine lines and wrinkles, they might draw a little attention to them.

The blushes are probably the most forgiving because you can dust them on higher up on the cheekbones for a healthy glow. The bronzers are a little trickier because you don't necessarily want to put a shimmery bronzer all over your face -- you definitely couldn't get away with contouring with it, for example.

However, I really like the Light Bronze for giving me a subtle sunkissed glow. I'll dust it over the tops of my cheeks and then add a rose or berry blush to the apples for kind of a sunburnt look -- I know that's not for everyone, but I really like it.

I've also used the Nude and Light Bronze shades as a wash over my eye lids for a quick eye look -- that's really pretty too.

These are a little pricey as far as drugstore blushes and bronzers go -- at my local CVS, they retail for about $10.  That's why I would recommend waiting until Maybelline is BOGO-1/2 off so you can get a better deal.

The powders come in a black plastic compact with a clear lid.  There is a separate compartment on the bottom that holds a brush (pretty useless, in my opinion) and has a decent mirror.

I definitely recommend checking these powders out and seeing if there's a shade that calls to you. I've got my eye on the Coral and Mauve blushes for the next time that Maybelline is on sale near me.

Have you tried the Maybelline Face Studio Master Hi-Light Hi-Lighting Blushes and Bronzers? Are you a fan?


  1. I feel exactly the same in 5 out of 7 mornings- there´s Barely time for make-up.
    My go to product is pretty similar to the pink rose one you proposed and I´m finding the combo pretty handy. :)
    But once again - this is a product by a brand we have here yet the product range seems entirely different.

    1. It's so strange that they put out different products/shades in different parts of the world. You'd think it would be easier for them to just offer the same items everywhere. It's seriously frustrating because I've seen some shades of things that are only available in Europe and I get kind of jealous. :P


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